Keane receives visa for the LA Galaxy
Robbie Keane will arrive in Los Angeles later today to put the finishing touches on his move to the LA Galaxy.
The Republic of Ireland captain will be officially unveiled tomorrow and could make his debut against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
The former Wolves, Coventry, Inter Milan, Leeds, Liverpool and Tottenham striker, received a US visa yesterday and will be introduced to his new team-mates, including David Beckahm, at training tomorrow, before a news conference.
Keane has agreed a two-year contract but the deal was subject to the 31-year-old getting a visa and the Galaxy offloading one of their three designated players.
Under the ‘designated player rule’, MLS clubs are permitted to sign two players largely outside the league’s salary cap and three by paying an extra so-called “luxury tax”.
Earlier, the Galaxy said former Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel would be joining Chivas USA.
The Galaxy already have internationals Landon Donovan and Beckham on their books and Angel’s departure makes way for Keane.